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The best way to take on Revit MEP

I have a MEP contractor that have standardised their CAD around AutoCAD MEP, and they are used to work with the standard libraries and tools available within the application. They now need to apply BIM on their projects and were looking at Revit MEP. At the same time, they wanted to make the transition process from the familiar .dwg environment as easy as possible, and for that reason they also had a look at BricsCAD BIM. In Revit MEP, you have general libraries and tools related to the MEP industry which are not available in BricsCAD. How do we take on Revit MEP with BricsCAD (BIM), any standard 3D component libraries and/or applications that will do the same job?

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  • We are transition to Revit MEP too, if you find solution for that i would glad, i was thinking to have bricsCad because i dont like new payment for autodesk,
    I was thinking to combinate, bricscad and magiccad (but for everthing we need would be around 10000€/user and i dont know is possible to work in bridcad it is work in autocad). Maybe in the future would be better program for use, i am waiting to move.

  • CADWorx Plant was just announced today as compatible with BricsCAD, you can do piping, structural, electrical, P&ID, all dwg based with spec driven components. www.ecedesign.com

  • I belive CADWorx Plant is more oil&gas/industry related, but i think maybe the announcement about AUTOBIM3D could be the answer.

    https://www.bricsys.com/common/news.jsp?c=apps&item=456

  • @Katarina Blatnik said:
    We are transition to Revit MEP too, if you find solution for that i would glad, i was thinking to have bricsCad because i dont like new payment for autodesk,
    I was thinking to combinate, bricscad and magiccad (but for everthing we need would be around 10000€/user and i dont know is possible to work in bridcad it is work in autocad). Maybe in the future would be better program for use, i am waiting to move.

    Magicad doesn't work with BricsCAD, only with Revit MEP and AutoCAD. Asked them about BricsCAD a short while and they told they have no plans to make it compatible with BricsCAD.

    Today I had a closer look at AUTOBIM3D and the AUTOFLUID 10 suite, and this might be a solution.

    https://www.bricsys.com/common/news.jsp?c=apps&item=456

    http://www.autofluid.fr/

  • I have been through a lot of the addons and can't believe how poor they are (especially ductwork) and pretty clunky to work with, we need something in line with Autocad Fabrication regarding real world fittings and flexibility for manufacture combined with the auto routing of Autocad MEP and sections of Revit. Many of these add-ons don't have the correct fittings or are inflexible to allow editing of said parts, some pretend to be 3D but it seems as if you have to generate the 3d seperately rather than work in it, others have no autorouting or use incorrect fittings. I can't believe no one has been able to sort this. Cadduct (now Fabrication) has been around more than 20 years and is better than any of these in my opinion. This is a wasted opportunity, I am looking to get away from Autodesk but no one has risen to the challenge it looks like I will have to hand over my money (ransom) to Autodesk once more after all. If any one knows of some software that I may have missed please come back to me. My biggest bug bear was shoes on ductwork branches very few of the add- ons had them and those that did would not have the correct sizes of lead ins (for UK at least) and there appeared no way to change them.

  • @Per Gogstad: I refer to your Mar 2017 post where you asked "How do we take on Revit MEP with BricsCAD (BIM), any standard 3D component libraries and/or applications that will do the same job?". Since BricsCAD BIM V19, we now support RFA import. I'll be interested in knowing if this is useful for you. Feedback is always welcome.

  • Hi Shiv,

    @Shiv, I work with business development for Bricsys/BricsCAD in the Middle East and with V19 launch many interesting design toolsets and functionality were introduced, including HVAC design tools. RFA import is part of this and useful where the users have access to supported Revit Families Files.

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